gegwilson (264) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask in the Silk Mill, Derby. Very dark body with a small tan head. Slight coffee aroma. Very thick and rich taste. Bitter with lots of coffee and burnt toast. Dry finish. Nice stuff.
Beese (675) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Milton Keynes Beer Festival 2013. Poured a very dark, near black colour with a tight, thin tan head. Aroma of smoked meat, prunes and earthy notes. Full, creamy mouth feel. Roast malt flavours with dried fruit and tobacco. Palate is very dry with bitter burnt malt. Very smooth.
OwainTurner (269) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Treacle malt aroma. Lovely chocolate head. Chocolate and mild burnt sugar taste. Thick body which goes thin, taste blends into slightly sticky bitterness.
oh6gdx (19677) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Deep ambery brown colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, with coffee, chocolate and some slight burnt wet wooden notes. Flavour is coffee, chocolate, mild liquorice along with some tobacco and quite big bitterness in the finish. Wellbalanced.
Leighton (8750) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wellington - Birmingham. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. Dirty roasted malts in the aroma. Light sweet flavor with dominant bitter cocoa and moderate earthy bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Bitter roasted malts to finish with earth and baking cocoa. Fair.
mR_fr0g (1418) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wellington, black country beer bus bash. Opaque black with a loose tan thin head. smooth roast caramel aroma. Some fruit esters and grassy hop in the finish. Some astingent roast.
stravale (1706) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Hive, Edinburgh 
Jet black, brown cola-like bubbly head dissipates to no head at all
Aroma - Lots of roasted malt, coffee grounds, burnt notes, some chocolate
Taste of burnt roasted malts, roast coffee, chocolate, bit yeasty, treacle, thinnish dark malts, soft smoke
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body. Finish - initially rather dry, thie becomes sweeter with the drinking, dark chocolate, bit smoky, bitter roast linger, burnt cocoa
Overall - A reasonable stout, shame there was no head from the bottle. probably better on cask
Brigadier (2625) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A well balanced stout, this release was my first evidence there is more to the UK market than just milds and bitters. Something that would be a fine daily drinker this beer is worth checking out if you are on a holiday and want to tick something that doesn’t make it abroad.
Aroma / Appearance - The oily black base has a greasy feel to it like a pint of motor oil diluted to half strength. Smoky coffee and the smell of last night’s campfire hang in the air for effect.
Flavor / Palate - Dry licorice, malt, and smoke carry into a velvety transition. The mouthfeel is a bit like a watery version of hard licorice candies. A nice finish lingers for a while without overstaying its welcome. This is a good enough stout for 4.7% ABV that I’d order another if I ran out of things to try.
jmgreenuk (2680) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Poured a dark mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is malty and unsurprisingly a little smokey. The flavour is rich bitter, with liqourice, malt and spice. It’s best served warm. Coming straight out of the fridge does it no favours.
DandyLion (390) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ the pub, Leicester. Well it's a stout. An easy drinking REAL STOUT. You can taste the malt and it has coffee and roasted malt taste, with a bitter coffee aftertaste.
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